Karen Wencka VOLK

VOLK, Karen Wencka, 54, passed away on February 8, 2013, from pneum onia. She had a heart attack from smoking on December 8, 2004, and suffered anoxic brain injury and thereafter was cared for at home by her mother and sister. She was born on August 4, 1958, in Chicago. She was preceded in death by her father, David Wencka. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce; her mother, Elinor Wencka; her sister, Donna; brothers, David Wayne (Stephanie) and John; two nieces, Kristen and Allison Wayne. There will be a mass at Mary Help of Christians Church at 6400 East Chelsea, Tampa, at 3 p.m. on Sat., February 23, followed by a celebration of her life at 7127 Kingsbury Circle. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mary Help of Christians Church.

Published in TBO.com on Feb. 16, 2013